Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Mönchengladbach, Düsseldorf, Krefeld, Brüggen-Bracht, Nettetal and Neuss
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 July 2014
Employment effect (start)
10 July 2014
Foreseen end date


Tengelmann Group announced to close 27 of the 500 Kaiser’s Tengelmann supermarkets in Germany which will make 350 jobs redundant. The management did not exclude the possibility of further redundancies. There was no information given about the end date of the job reduction.

Tengelmann Group is a German commercial company which also holds Kik (low-cost clothing chain) and Obi (home improvement warehouse chain) and currently employs around 72,800 people. The supermarkets ran losses in the past year which according to the company is the main reason for the job reduction.  


  • 10 July 2014: Mitteldeutsche Zeitung Online
  • 11 July 2014: Stuttgarter Zeitung
  • 11 July 2014: Handelsblatt


Eurofound (2014), Tengelmann, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 77320, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77320.